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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 9: Amy Bishop goes on a tone poem journey through Bohemia, death, and 1920’s Paris

In this episode, Classical 91.7's Saturday Morning Music host and contra dancer extraordinaire, Amy Bishop takes Dacia on a journey with Smetana, Strauss, and Gershwin to learn about tone poems, invoking a surprising number of mermaids and mimes.



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Audio production by Todd Hulslander with “insightful” suggestions from Dacia Clay.

Music used in this episode includes:

– Smetana’s “The Moldau” from Tchaikovsky/Smetana, Chesky CD65

– Richard Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration” from Metamorphosen, Tod Und Verklarung, Deutsche Grammophon 410 892

– Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” from Rhapsody in Blue, RCA 68792